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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Rogers Named Finalist for 2018 YP of the Year Award


Danielle Rogers, Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 YP of the Year Ashley Okland Community Service Award. This award recognizes a young professional who exemplifies the volunteerism and spirit of the late YPC board member Ashley Okland in giving of his or her time, talents and other resources to community organizations.

“I’m honored to be a finalist for a 2018 YP of the Year Award. It’s humbling to be included as a part of a group of fifteen finalists making a difference in the Greater Des Moines community,” said Rogers. “The Ashley Okland Community Service Award means a lot because volunteering and giving back to this community that has given so much to me is just part of who I am and to be recognized for that is incredible.”

The 2018 YP of the Year awards recognizes game changers, company makers and industry shakers who’ve spent the last year shaping the Greater Des Moines community for the better through their business, civic and community leadership. Fifteen finalists are recognized in five categories and one winner per category is announced at the 2018 YP of the Year Awards on February 28, 2019, at Hilton Des Moines Downtown.

The public can vote for the individual and organization they think have had the greatest impact on the community. Votes will be weighted with the judges to determine the overall winners. To read more about the finalists and to cast your vote visit:

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